top of page

First Holy Communion Preparation


This page is for the children in 2nd Class who are preparing for First Confession & First Holy Communion in each of our seven primary schools. The sacraments of First Confession & First Holy Communion are wonderful celebrations, not only for you but for your family and the entire community.  As a parish, we want to help you prepare to celebrate these occasions in your life so that they may be special and meaningful for you and your family.

First Holy Communions for 2024 take place starting from:

Saturday 11th May 2024 1st Holy Communion for Holy Trinity, Scoil Phádraig & Brackloon Schools.
Saturday 18th May 2024 1st Holy Communion for Quay & Gaelscoil Schools.
Saturday 25th May 2024 1st Holy Communion for Murrisk & Lecanvey Schools.

Dates to be confirmed for 1st Holy Communion.

Looking forward to seeing you soon again!

My Prayers


Prayer is simply talking to God and one of the best way to prepare for First Holy Communion is by talking to God in prayer, either on your own or as a family. Here are some of our best known prayers which you can download and print out at home. 

Sacred Space


A 'Sacred Space' is a special place in our home that reminds us of God's presence. This can be something very simple - a small table with a Cross, the Bible, a holy picture and a candle. How you create it is up to you! We invite you to create this space in your home so that you and your family can be regularly reminded of God's love and protection. Perhaps you can light the candle in the Sacred Space when you pray and also when you are participating in the Mass online. 

An example of a Sacred Space

Visit your Church

During this time we cannot gather together for Mass but our Churches are still open for private prayer. It would be a great idea for you to visit your local Church (with an adult and keeping in mind the current travel restrictions) to say a prayer and light a candle. While you are there, take time to look at the religious statues, stained glass windows and sacred pictures. Who/what do you notice?

St Mary's Church, Westport

St Patrick's Church, Lecanvey

St Mary's Church, Drummin

Preparation Masses


 We very much invite you and your family to join us for the Masses via our webcam or through parish radio (104.8FM). 

Click here for link to church webcam.

Watch: Video of Jesus in the Desert

Read: The Gospel story

Do: Discuss what you might give up (or take on!) for Lent

Pray: Prayer for Lent

Gospel story (Mark 1:12-15)

A reading from the Holy Gospel, according to Mark.

At once the Spirit made Jesus go into the desert, where he stayed 40 days, being tempted by Satan. Wild animals were there also but angels came and helped him.

After John had been put in prison, Jesus went to Galilee and preached the Good News from God. 'The right time has come' he said, 'and the Kingdom of God is near! Turn away from your sins and believe the Good News!'


Ideas for Lent

A Prayer for Lent

Lord, please show me what I should give up for Lent,

and when I've given it up, remind me to pray to You instead,

to thank You, to love You, to hear from You,

each and every day,


Watch: Video of the Holy Week story

Read: The Gospel story for Mass (you can also watch it)

Do: Think of five things you want to thank God for. 

Pray: Prayer of Thanksgiving​.

Jesus dies on Good Friday

Read or Watch the Gospel Story for Mass

Thank You God!

At Easter we celebrate God's great love for each of us. We love God too and are thankful for all the good things he gives us.


What do you wan to thank God for? Discuss this with your family. 

Prayer of Thanks to God

Prayer of thanksgiving to God.jpg
bottom of page